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Discussion Topics:

Whether you’re looking for a speaker or just a way to get people in the group to start talking, having some possible topics to bring up can be of help. Some recommendations of current group leaders include:

  • Community Resources: Day Care, Home Health Care
  • Respite Care
  • Staying active despite the disease
  • Learning to ask for help
  • Laughter and Humor
  • How to avoid becoming isolated
  • Help for behavior problems
  • Communicating effectively with your physician
  • Stress Management
  • When to take the car keys away
  • Levels of loss as the disease progress
  • How to talk with your loved one about their disease
  • What its like to get the diagnosis
  • Preserving self‐esteem
  • Coping with holidays and special family events
  • Travelling with a person with PD
  • Changing roles and responsibilities for PD caregivers
  • Managing time away from your loved one
  • Improving communication
  • Changing sexuality
  • Normal and abnormal ageing
  • Home Emergencies: What to do when the unexpected happens
  • Medications and side effects
  • Home Safety
  • Depression and Stress
  • Research and Future Technology
  • Sleep Problems
  • Improving Coping Skills
  • Caregiving and Strategies
  • HMO’s and Physicians
  • Balance and Falling
  • Exercise Strategies
  • Nutrition